InterManager Daily News 02.03.2021.

1. Danica welcomes Russian seafarer vaccination
Russia, a major hub for seafarers, has now recognised seafarers as keyworkers and begun giving them Covid-19 vaccinations as a priority group – a move welcomed by Danica Crewing Services, a leading supplier Russian seafarers. Danica Managing Director Henrik Jensen reports that Danica crew members are among the first to receive the vaccination in Saint Petersburg.

2. ADNOC Logistics and Services announced strategic fleet expansion with acquisition of 6 Very Large Crude Carriers
Two VLCCs added to fleet in 2020 with three newbuilds placed on order and one existing vessel recently purchased. Project Management and Design work for newbuild vessels to be undertaken in the UAE, contributing to In-Country Value. Expansion supports ADNOC’s growth in Trading and opens new revenue streams for ADNOC L&S

3. The Mission launches new WeCare e-learning modules for seafarers
The Mission has launched its new e-learning modules as an extension to its WeCare programme. In response to the added pressures on seafarers during COVID-19, the two face-to-face programmes are being moved online to provide for greater accessibility.

4. Cyprus’ proposal for a global seafarers vaccination program
Cyprus’ proposal for a global seafarers vaccination program was presented on Friday 26th February to the International Chamber of Shipping. With Guy Platten and the ICS’ National Member (Cyprus Shipping Chamber), the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister Vassilis Demetriades agreed to coordinate efforts towards mobilising the global community for a workable solution!

5. Frederick University and Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute sign MoU for bilateral cooperation on Marine and Maritime Research, Technological Development and Innovation
Frederick University and Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that sets the framework for a bilateral collaboration between the two organizations. The MoU was signed online by the Rector of Frederick University, Professor George Demosthenous, and the Chief Executive Officer of CMMI, Mr. Zacharias Siokouros.

6. China seeks to accelerate green economy including shipping and ports
The guideline urges efforts to develop green and low-carbon industries comprehensively, upgrade industry, agricultural and service sectors and strengthen the recycling and utilisation of renewable resources, as well as accelerating the green upgrading of infrastructure, promoting green technology and improving environmental protection laws and regulations.

7. Container line schedule reliability at record low for 6th month running
Global container line schedule reliability plunged to just 34.9% in January 2021 as container carriers continue to grapple with a combination of a sharp surge in demand, shortage of equipment and port congestion on the US West Coast.

8. Israel Widens Search for Ship Behind Oil Spill After Greek Tanker Ruled Out
Israel on Sunday broadened its search for the ship behind an oil spill that blackened its beaches with tar after investigators ruled out one of the suspected tankers. An Israeli team, in coordination with Greek authorities, carried out a surprise inspection of the Minerva Helen while it was docked at Athens’ Piraeus port.

9. BIMCO COVID 19 Weekly Report
The BIMCO Maritime Information department informs members on a weekly basis, updates about the COVID-19 in relation to implementation measures imposed by governments for sea transport including for crew change as well as from the United Nation bodies like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

10. India To Supply Four More Mobile Harbour Cranes To Iran’s Chabahar Port
India will supply four more mobile harbour cranes to Iran’s Chabahar port by the end of June this year, a government official said on Friday. In January, India supplied a consignment of two mobile harbour cranes to the Chabahar port having a total contract value of over $25 million.’s+Chabahar+port


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